Agency Accepts Applications for Auto Theft Prevention Grants

LANSING – The Automobile Theft Prevention Authority (ATPA) is currently accepting applications from law enforcement agencies, prosecutors, judicial agencies and community/neighborhood organizations for enforcement, prosecution, community awareness and prevention programs aimed at reducing automobile theft.

These grants are funded from assessments paid by insurance companies to the ATPA. Due to the limited funds available, a 50 percent hard match is required for all applicants, with the exception of non-profit neighborhood/community organizations. Funds must be utilized to enhance auto theft prevention efforts, not for supplanting current programs.

To obtain a grant application, visit (select EX-031 Grant Application, located at the bottom of the page under ATPA Forms). To request an application, please call or write the ATPA office at:

Michigan State Police

Automobile Theft Prevention Authority

333 S. Grand Avenue

P.O. Box 30634

Lansing, Michigan 48909-0634

Phone: (517) 241-1087 Fax: (517) 241-0161

Grant applications must be postmarked no later than June 1, 2012.

The next grant period begins on Oct. 1, 2012 and ends on Sept. 30, 2013.

The application deadline is June 1, 2012.